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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 54–58.
Published: 01 September 1990
... Power above decided to put people on earth to control the animals. Fashioning a man from clay and baking it to completion, the first man was overcookedburned black. Not wanting to waste the man, the Great Power placed him down in Africa. The next attempt produced a man who was undercooked. Not wanting...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 55–67.
Published: 01 March 1992
... change, as a force for redefining America's canons of value. Charles Keil in Urban Blues shows that man is not a passive victim of a mechanized society by claiming that "instances of man over machine (in jazz and blues) could be listed on page after page." Though the victories cited are relatively minor...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 182–194.
Published: 01 September 1995
... interest finds a parallel in any other country or age known to man. Whereas most of the contributions have been inclined toward genuine appreciation and better understanding, the expected dissenting few have also made their way into print. The great preponderance of constructive work on the side of Negro...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 1–15.
Published: 01 September 1995
... as well as in America, and a consideration of both of these in relation to the progress of time, which is the great modifier of all of man's activities. Time itself is a rhythmical process. It is the orderly succession of time values which governs all of the vital functions of man's life and the universe...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 68–97.
Published: 01 March 1992
... about the "Black Cat's Bones," "a Mojo hand," and "dese backbitin' womens tryin' fo' to steal my man." The blues are about black life and the sheer earth and gut capacity to survive in an extreme situation of oppression. I wrote these blues, gonna sing 'em as I please, I wrote these blues, gonna sing...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 16–34.
Published: 01 September 1995
... Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 Chapter 2 Cries in Speech and Song I Animals are capable of giving out sounds from their mouths that represent meanings and varying degrees of the powerful urge for expression. These sounds separate into two categories: those that man makes...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 104–146.
Published: 01 September 1995
... of the greatest stories ever handed down to man. No one has realized this more fully than the Negro who wrote these songs. Thus a comic song is not a spiritual. In a similar vein, "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Chile"l is an example of a situation where the Negro is more concerned with his feelings than he...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (2): 96–101.
Published: 01 September 1988
... believes in and does practice Divine Healing. It is taught by the Founder, Bishop C. H. Mason, who was known widely for his practices of Faith Healing." By incorporating the distinctly COGIC slogans-"The blood is prevailing "Woman you are healed and "Man you are healed"-Elder Jackson's song, "Jesus...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 75–103.
Published: 01 September 1995
... Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 Chapter 5 Imagery and Nature of the Work Song The work song has been the surveyor of the most famous and significant Negro legends. Here the great imaginative power of the black man is brought forth in all its untutored glory. Perhaps a truer...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 98–124.
Published: 01 September 1989
...Michael Eric Dyson Copyright © 1989 by Duke University Press 1989 A Poslmodem Alro· American Secular Spirilu alily: Michael Jackson Michael Eric Dyson [Michael fackson] will not swiftly be forgiven for having turned so many tables, for he damn sure grabbed the brass ring, and the man who...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 115.
Published: 01 March 1990
...H. C. Jackson Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 66 The Path of the Christian God had to have a mortal; the record of God Showed that Job was a perfect and upright man, None in earth like him. God had to have a man, And He selected Job. Chorus The path of the Christian was made...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (1): 45–50.
Published: 01 March 1988
... there would be a reversal of conditions, of rich man and poor man. of proud and meek, of master and slave The Negro took complete refuge in Christianity, and the Spirituals were literally forged of sorrow in the heat of religious fervor. J In examining the influence of the Bible upon the early slave poets who...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 105.
Published: 01 March 1990
...H. C. Jackson Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 60 The Crown of Life Blessed is the man that endureth temptation; For when he is tried, he shall receive the Crown of Life. Although you may be burdened, although you may get tired, But just keep on traveling, for the way is right...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 17–49.
Published: 01 September 1989
...! The Folk Song Magazine 11, no. 3 [Summer 1961): 4. 7. Kenneth Surin, Theology and the Problem of Evil (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1986), IOO. 8. Albert Camus, The Rebel: An Essay on Man in Revolt, trans. Anthony Bower (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1969), IOI. 9. Ibid., 24, IOI. people this "new god"-the "blues...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 54–55.
Published: 01 September 1991
... Copyright © 1991 by Duke University Press 1991 John W. Work The death of John W Work, president of Roger Williams University, which occurred in Nashville, Tenn., on September 71 cut off in the prime of life a man of uncommon gifts. He was at once poet, musician, and philosopher...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 114–123.
Published: 01 September 1992
... know who wrote the piece!" There was, incidentally, no confusion as to royalties. They went to the proper place. Benny Goodman is said to be more than generous in this respect, often mentioning his arrangers in the middle of broadcasts. Good­ man has also been unusually democratic. Not only has he had...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 98–140.
Published: 01 March 1992
... sensationalized and dramatized in storytelling about the life and death of Blind Lemon Jefferson. According to lore and lyric, bluesman Jefferson (a real blind man!) died in a Chicago snowstorm following a successful recording career (a career tainted "only" by the exploits of Paramount Records). One night...
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Black Sacred Music (1987) 1 (2): 42–43.
Published: 01 September 1987
... in the popular songs sung by the troops-the all-prevalent "ragtime," which the war has spread far and wide-is it not equally appropriate that the nobler music of the Negro, the prayerful Spirituals, should form the basis of a battle hymn in this war wherein the freed black man, side by side with the white man...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 117–120.
Published: 01 September 1990
... into the exotic nightlife of Harlem, the image was in effect packaged for them in the art and literature of the Harlem writers (87). Though written by a white man, this packaging of the Harlem image is what made Carl Van Vechten's Nigger Heaven (1926) so attractive to its readers. Through these writings they were...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 66–74.
Published: 01 September 1995
... and his existence which one is able to find only in the songs of labor. The work songs are the oldest Negro folk songs and may be said to have their functional origin in Africa. It is obvious that the slave was forced to live in the environment of the white man's civilization for a period of indefinite...